Yep, I used one in the cot, and put a muslin over it (a big one that tucked into the sides) which had the added bonus that if any posset/dribble/snot/bodily fluid went on it, I could whip it off and put a clean one on. We do have a very cold house, though!
mrsmarigold you're a genius why didn't I think of putting it under the sheet I think thats the solution. The bedroom is feeling quite cold at night and I'm hoping she'll be more comfortable and stop waking for no reason at 3 am every night.
I had one in DS's moses basket. Not in his big cot that he's in now though. Alternatively you could use it on the floor as a soft mat to get DC changed on (not nappys obviously just changing clothes) or a play mat for her to lie on and play with her feet!
My Australian auntie has very kindly sen my dd (14 wks) a baby sheepskin, it's wonderfully thick and would almost fill her cot. I have a little sheepskin already that goes in her pram carrycot, but I'm wondering what to do with the new super douper one. As its so cold at the moment I thought I might put in her cot for her to sleep on at night, but before I do is this ok to do? She sleeps in a grobag with a vest and babygro and I don't want to overheat her. I know sheepskins are supposed to keep them warm in winter cool in summer but are they ok to use for night sleeping?